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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 21, 2011 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hi Ho bkidwell

bk's 7-19-94 is like GD crack to me.

See. The last few GD years weren't a complete meltdown. I know that if we spend more time really looking closely, who knows what fun things we will find boys & girls! New ecstasy's! And the inevitable manic hunts that end in famine and lots of '68.

CH is like, "Dude, what are you doing?" Shaking his head as he pops a sweet '73 in and I am running through Dec. '92 shows 3 at time.

I will only stick to the recs provided. I will not go to any browsing or index page. Unless it's to look for a better source. Naturally. And I do need to hear the Ornette Coleman, Space > TOO, again.....

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jul 21, 2011 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hi Ho bkidwell

micah, If I may make a suggestion. Being the DEW nut that I am, I do how 2 prime slices from 92 and 94

Check out the Dew from 1992-03-23 and the dew from 1994-03-27 if you've never heard them.

ALSO! *&((*&)^)^%)%%( there is a must hear Music> Sugaree> MUsic from 1994-07-02

if you have never heard this, well you can thank me later heh

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 21, 2011 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: listening for the secret, searching for the sound

I often have to laugh at myself for how excited I get sometimes hearing something new, especially given that most non-heads don't understand how hearing the 250th version of a song can be something "new"!

Recently, someone referenced the really amazing 8/3/69 set with guest musicians and it was a new discovery for me, I'm still trying to assimilate just how unique and important this tape is, I still need to listen several more times before I can even make an evaluation, it still makes me feel like I'm hallucinating a crazy alternate universe 69 Jazz dead. This show is too interesting to be real! I can't imagine how much people must have freaked when it dropped.

Hearing the sbd of 7/19/94 Playin' a couple years ago was the same sort of thing, it was a big part of inducing me to go nuts listening to as many versions of Playin from all eras as I could. I learned from that there were a lot of relatively unknown Playin->Drums where interesting things happen, because I think people tend to be drawn to sets with more segues and songs. I'm still wondering if there are some more jams with really big peaks lurking in obscure spots, I was hoping to find a lot more than I have. Jams that just wander are the most common, jams with a meltdown/noise peak of various intensity are less common but there are still quite a few, jams where the band ends up on the same chord and peaks out on it rather than making it the start of the next song are the rare orchid I seek for yet rarely find. Fortunately, I still have thousands of hours of tape to hear, although I often am drawn back to Familiar Favorites rather than setting out with compass, machete, and pith helmet.

Good luck in your searches, fellow Sonic Spelunker!